Geotechnical Instrumentation and Monitoring Services

Alpha Adroit Engineering Ltd provides geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring services for measurement of field performance as well as for forensic and safety applications throughout Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan.

— Call us Toll-Free: 1-844-4-ADROIT (1-844-423-7648) or please contact us here for more information.

Alpha Adroit Engineering Ltd provides:

  • Planning and designing instrumentation and monitoring programs for the specific objectives of each project
  • Installing instruments, logging data, and interpreting the collected data for evaluating geotechnical safety and performance, as well as, for using with Observational Method based design and construction 
  • Accurate Robotic Gemomatic Surveying for Civil Engineering Applications (up to 1" angle accuracy, 1mm+1ppm distance accuracy)
  • Geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring for underwater (offshore, nearshore, coastal, river, reservoir) applications 
  • Geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring for water dams, dikes, and hydro-electric projects
  • Geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring for open pit mining 
  • Geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring for underground mining
  • Geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring for tailing dams, waste rock dumps, and landfills 
  • Geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring for structures and infrastructures
  • Installing and monitoring a wide range of instruments such as piezometers, inclinometers, tiltmeters, deformation bench-marks, settlement cells, seepage meters, geophones, load cells, pressure cells, crack meters, and other instruments as needed
  • Expertise with Electrical, Fiber-Optic, Pneumatic, and Hydraulic instruments 
  • Developing new instruments as required for specific applications

Alpha Adroit experts have extensive experience with the following instruments:

— Piezometers (Vibrating Wire, standpipe, multi-level standpipe, fiber optic, pneumatic, twin-tube)
— FRP: Piezometer for measuring pore-water pressure in partially frozen soils and tight formations
— Inclinometers (including also Fiber Optic Gyroscope Inclinometer)
— Tiltmeters 
— Deformation Benchmarks
— Settlement Cells 
— Seepage meters
— Load Cells
— Pressure Cells
— Extensometers
— Crack meters 
Vibration monitoring for pile driving monitoring as well as pile inspection and instrumentation services

Alpha Adroit experts also develop new instruments for specialized applications. FRP: Piezometer for measuring pore-water pressure in partially frozen soils and tight formations (United States Patent US 9,140,615 B2) was invented by Dr. Mohammadali Kia, P.Eng. (President, Alpha Adroit Engineering Ltd) together with co-inventors Dr. Norbert Rubin Morgenstern, P.Eng. and Dr. David Charles Sego, P.Eng. (Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta). Alpha Adroit experts have extensive experience in using instrumentation for dams, tailing dams, tunnels, tailings, open-pit mining, underground mining, bridges, slopes, forensic investigations, and other geotechnical applications. Three of Alpha Adroit's most senior Principal Geotechnical Engineers have been in practice since 1972 and have been involved with numerous geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring projects ever since. 

We provide our geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring services throughout Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. Projects in Yukon, Nunavut, and Northwest Territories may be considered subject to prior registration.We also offer services in international locations directed through our headquarters office in Edmonton, Alberta. 

— Call us Toll-Free: 1-844-4-ADROIT (1-844-423-7648) or please contact us here for more information.